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“Amazing! Cool! Dorothy and room!”
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Grand Daddy Hotel
Ranked #55 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing! Cool! Dorothy and room!”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

A friend and I booked Dorothy the American caravan on the roof for one night and loved it. A pity about the weather which resulted in us not having a chance to experience the rooftop bar but who needs that when you are in a cool caravan on a roof top in Cape Town!!
The Dorothy the caravan was clean, interesting and cosy. The bathroom is tiny in the caravan- I am 5"1 and could barely move around in the bathroom but I still enjoyed the experience of being inside the super cool Dorothy. There was no full length mirror or a good mirror to do make up in which is the only problem I have with the caravan.

We enjoyed our stay so much at the Grand Daddy that we decided to book ourselves into the hotel for a 2nd night due the service,breakfast and location being so perfect (Even though I could stay with my parents who live in Cape Town).
This time we stayed in one of the rooms. The room was clean and spacious and even had its own patio!! It was a skip away from all the cool Long Street hot spots.

Parking in the parkade was safe and close- handy and only R40.

I would stay again... I cant wait to stay again.

Room Tip: For the experience stay in a caravan for a night then go over to a bedroom. I am not sure I could do...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
We can't wait for you to come stay again Michelle! Bring your parents along next time! :)

Warm regards
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Me and my wife stay for four nights, the first one on the 203 room - JUST PERFECT and the other 3 in the rooftop Moontides Airstream caravan it was cool but not for more than 2 nights (just for the experience). All the staff was great and was then that advice us not too stay a long period of days in the caravans.
All services works perfectly and the breakfast are just A W E S O M E.

Room Tip: The rooftop caravans are an unique experience. But the room 203 for a romantic vibe is just perfect.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and breakfasts with us Luis! Visit again soon!

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Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

We had a good stay in Dorothy the American Caravan on roof. The bath had a crack in and some of decor a big old and dusty.

Breakfast was nice with sincere and friendly staff.

Located on Long Street close to most city attraction.

Overall a worthwhile experience.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear G-Force-G

Thank you so much for your review and hope you'll return so we can make your next stay more memorable!

Warm Wishes
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Grand daddy is an awesome place for those that want to experience something different. The Grand Daddy offers 4-star rooms, suites and luxury, roof-top caravans in Cape Town city centre. It is located on the popular Long Street, a 15-minute walk from the V&A Waterfront. Each Caravan has a theme. There is also a bar on the roof top. We stayed in teh Love caravan that was absolutely amazing :)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
We are so glad that you had a great time with us. See you again soon!

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We used the Grand Daddy Hotel as our base in Capetown staying 3 separate times in our 9 days in South Africa. The first night we spent in the "Dorothy" Airstream Trailer in the rooftop trailer park. It was great, a really unique experience. The next two stays we were lucky to have room 204... highly recommend it! The rooftop bar and the restaurant were fantastic.The highlight of the Grand Daddy Hotel is the service... all the staff were very accommodating to our needs and requests and really made our stay in South Africa so much better. A HUGE THANK YOU to Jared at the desk... he is amazing, a true hospitality professional. He had a genuine passion/interest in making sure we enjoyed his country.

Room Tip: The hotel is located on historic Long Street... it's busy and noisy (which we loved...), the roo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear Chrissy,

Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased that we could show you some of the great things our city and country has to offer. We hope you visit us again soon!

Warm Wishes
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Fairfax, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

First night there I was pleased to find there was a tango competition on the second floor. They paid my cover to get in and watch - it was great fun. The rooftop has an incredible vibe - I was just a little too big for the airstream they put me in - so they were kind enough to move me without issue, and without increasing my rate. I still got lots of good pictures of that unique environment. The breakfasts are delicious - the amenities excellent - and the location can't be beat. On my last day I mentioned I had very little time to see the parts of Cape Town I hadn't seen. They booked me a cab, and helped me build an itinerary that included a trip up Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lion's Head. Very high quality experience I definitely recommend.

Room Tip: The airstream trailers are great but small.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
We are so pleased we could make sure that you didn't leave Cape Town without experiencing all that our beautiful city has to offer and hope that you will return to us again soon!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is a very good boutique hotel, but it is no suitable for backpackerd. The price is around US$90 per night. The hotel is really very goof, with a great location in the city centre, close to the Waterfront (you can go there by foot, around 20 min walking), there is a bus hop in hop off stop a few steps ahead and a lot of shops, restaurants and bars.

The staff is very friendly, german speakers (I am not sure if they speak spanish). Rooms are good, with private bathroom and air conditioning. They have a bar on the roof top, and if you have a light sleep, you may have some problems until 2 am, when they turn the music off. But if you like parties, you can also join them.

www.relatosdicasviagens.com.br - Sérgio Vaz

Room Tip: try one in the first floor, because it is far from the roof top.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Amanda V, Manager at Grand Daddy Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Thank you for staying with us Sergio and for writing a review for us. Visit again soon!

Warm Regards
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Property: Grand Daddy Hotel
Address: 38 Long Street | Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#49 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#51 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Daddy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Daddy is a luxury four-star city hotel with an effervescent, creative soul. Generous, warm and welcoming; The Grand Daddy’s passion is for people. The Grand Daddy’s big talking point is its ‘penthouse’ trailer park, where a collection of vintage Airstream caravans nestle beneath the backdrop of Table Mountain. Each of the 7 two-sleeper trailer suites have been conceptualized and designed by local artists and makes for an accommodation destination like no other. ... more   less 
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